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Andy Priaulx will be busy in 2015! Turner BMW (IMSA), now WSR BMW (BTCC) plus ELMS

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In addition to his time with Turner Motorsport this year as seen here:
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He will also be driving for WSR BMW in this 125i M-Sport in the BTCC, the British Touring Car Championship. As you're already aware he is a former WTCC champion so this marks a great return for him. You know he was also in the DTM so touring cars are not foreign to him. He also drove last season for BMW Team RLL. I guess this means a lot more of the pond-hopping to fit in all the events. He's also going to be driving for BMW team Marc VDS in the ELMS so yeah, lots of traveling

"I have the most amazing 2015 racing season ahead of me. I can't wait to return to the BTCC with my long term partner IHG." said Priaulx.








Official Press release from BMW Motorsport:

Andy Priaulx returns to BTCC in 2015.Andy Priaulx has a busy year ahead of him with a season in the British Touring Car Championship in a BMW with reigning champions West Surrey Racing now confirmed as his third programme for 2015.





The BMW works driver has not raced in the series since 2002 and can’t wait to get back competing on some of his favourite UK circuits again in a car backed by his long time sponsor under the IHG Rewards Club loyalty brand.

For Priaulx 2015 will be an action packed season with this prestigious programme added to his duties as a BMW works driver in the European Le Mans Series with BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS, and four endurance races in North America in the United SportsCar Championship with Turner Motorsport, which is also backed by IHG.

His comment was: "I have the most amazing 2015 racing season ahead of me. I can’t wait to return to the BTCC with my long term partner IHG. In the BTCC the BMW 125i M Sport has already proved to be the car to beat in this ultra competitive series and, after 13 years racing with the brand, I am really confident about what to expect in that championship. Dick Bennetts' West Surrey Racing team has an incredible string of successes to its name, including the 2014 BTCC title, and I can’t wait to work with all the guys there. I also want to say a big thank you to BMW Motorsport for providing me with such a varied programme this year. Not many drivers get such chances and it makes me proud to do all these series in such amazing cars.”
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Andy Priaulx MBE said: I am very excited about 2015. To have the opportunity to race again in the UK with my long-term partners IHG, alongside race and test programmes in America and Europe, is going to be a lot of fun. The BTCC is one of the strongest touring car championships in Europe and unfinished business for me. I am looking forward to joining West Surrey Racing in their Championship winning BMW 125i M Sport and working with Dick Bennetts, whose engineering success speaks for itself.

Adrian White, Director Brand Partnerships IHG, said: IHG are the Official Hotel Partner of the BTCC and have supported both Andy Priaulx and BMW UK since 2007. The opportunity to work more closely with all three together to promote the IHG Rewards Club loyalty programme was too good to miss. We anticipate another competitive race series with Andy in 2015 but look forward to seeing him, and WSR, back on the top step of the podium very soon.

Dick Bennetts, WSR Team Principal, said: What can one say to have Andy Priaulx and IHG join WSR for the BTCC in 2015 is a real privilege. I have known Andy for many years, so to have him a three time World Touring Car Champion in one of our BMW 125is is fantastic news, not only for WSR but the BTCC as well. We are also looking forward to working with IHG and help them promote the IHG Rewards Club loyalty programme, with Andys car. Having already signed Sam Tordoff, with a third driver hopefully announced in the next week or so, everyone at WSR is really looking forward to another exciting season in the BTCC.

Peter Walker, General Manager Partnerships & Sports Marketing BMW UK, said: I am delighted triple World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx will be competing again in the BTCC in a BMW with the 2014 Championship winning team West Surrey Racing, sponsored by one of our key partners, InterContinental Hotels Group.



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